The Stat Line Of The Night — 5/5/11 — David Price
The Tampa Bay Rays’ David Price was looking to rebound following a season-worst performance where he gave up 12 hits and five earned runs over 4 1/3 innings during a loss against the Angels. He did just that yesterday afternoon.
The Toronto Blue Jays’ hitters had no answer for Price on this day, as they could manage only four hits and one run (unearned) over 8 2/3 innings. The lefty also added ten strikeouts and was one out away from recording the complete game, but he was pulled by manager Joe Maddon, much to his chagrin, after allowing the Jays to score their only run of the game with two outs in the ninth inning.
It has been somewhat of a disappointing start to the 2011 MLB season for Price, by his standards, as he entered last night’s game with a .500 record. The win now puts him at 4-3 for the season, and lowers his ERA to a respectable 3.26. It also earns him the “Stat Line of the Night” for Thursday, May 5, 2011.